Masters degrees in Education Management explore the effective organisation of education establishments. They develop skills in managing personnel, administrative processes and policy.
Programmes range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to vocational MBA courses. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree for taught courses, and relevant work experience for professional programmes.
These courses offer opportunities for you to specialise in managing a variety of educational institutions, from primary schooling right the way through to higher education. For example, you could gain training in managing institutions for disabled persons, or providing adult education services.
Many courses focus on the strategic management of an institution. This can includecurriculum development and education governance, as well as internationalisation and policy-making.
Logistical factors are also a key component of Education Management Masters, covering issues such as procuring and managing staff, auditing facilities and services, and book-keeping. Consideration may also be given to the welfare and safety of students, public engagement methods, and building rapport.
As well as the roles mentioned above, careers can include managing education within alternative establishments, for example prisons, youth centres, and care homes.